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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Tatum Rivers-Purdie

Art centre


Baluwah - Violet Valley

Lives and works

Warmun Community

A fourth generation Warmun artist, Tatum first started painting in 2021 and likes to paint the stories that she has learnt from her grandmother Shirley and mother Madeline. These are stories from Guda Guda Country and they depict the Country, the history and the Ngarranggarni (Dreaming) from that place. Her work Kilkayi Barramundi Dreaming depicts the story of three women trying to trap Dayiwul the great barramundi with spinifex nets. Dayiwul was too clever, so the women gave up and walked to a place called Gawinyji where they turned into rocks. The scales of Dayiwul embedded in the rock, became the diamonds that are extracted from the Argyle Diamond Mine.

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